On Saturday, April 25, Dallas-based author Kim Garrett, who wrote Roll With It: Living, Working and Parenting by the Seat of Your Pants, will receive the award that has been presented in the past to Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, Kelly Compton, Mary Bowman Campbell, George Ellis, Ike Vanden Eykel, Dodee Frost Crockett, Donna Lane, Don McGaughey, Sarah Losinger, John Criswell, Susan Howard Crane, Gerald Deats, Gail Martin, Mike McCullough, Angie and Bill Barrett, Mike and E.J. Rodgers, Terry Watanabe and Ashleigh Banfield.
According to Family Compass Executive Director Jessica Trudeau, “We are honored to present this year’s Spirit of Compassion award to Kim Garrett for her dedication to the children in our community. As the author of her new book, Roll With It, Kim also launched the Electra Zane Project, whose mission is to provide protection, shelter, and healing for at-risk families by raising funds for critical charities and organizations. A percentage of proceeds from her wonderful book will go directly to Family Compass to support our commitment to building healthy families and a strong North Texas community by preventing child abuse and neglect.”
Another award that will be handed out that night will be the Spirit of Community Restoration Award. And the recipient will be Ernst & Young for its “focus on education ensures that future generations have the abilities required for societies to thrive.”
The seated dinner at the Hilton Anatole is being co-chaired by Kristy Faus and Shakeya McDow, with former State Senator Florence Shapiro as honorary chair.
* Photo provided by Family Compass